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Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree.

I just saw the results of research performed by Stanford University in Denmark that clears up any confusion.  It also may help parents who are trying to decide if their child is “ready” for Kindergarten.  Inattentiveness and lack of academic preparation are two of the dozens of characteristics that affect success in school.

Kindergarten is now so much more academic and demanding than it was even just 20 years ago.  It has to be because of our low educational standards relative to the rest of the world.

“We found that delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73% for an average child at age 11,” Thomas Dee, one of the co-authors and a Stanford Graduate School of Education professor, said in a release.”

As I read the rest of this article, I found that this same analysis seemed to continue even through high school ages.  Come on, parents.  If entrance is delayed, he/she will succeed when he/she enters school and will probably not have to repeat K/1st grade.  I’m not kidding!

If you’re looking to Kindergarten as “free babysitting,” we need to talk!  I’m not kidding about that, either!  Spending one more year in V-PK or even home schooling for this year, makes all the difference.  Both types of programs allow your young child to mature and becoming a star student a year later.

I’m challenging you to make the hard but correct decision!

Stanford researchers show we’re sending many children to school way too early

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One comment on “Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

  1. maryhopecampbell
    March 17, 2017

    Great point. Amen!!

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